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The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped slightly from 9.3% in January to 9.1% in February.
That means for the seventh consecutive month the unemployment rate has declined.
Horry Counties unemployment rate has gone down from January as well as last February. In January of this year Horry County was at 13.3%, as of February 2012 we now sit at 12.3% unemployment, which isn't good; however, better than 14.4% in February 2011.
On a statewide level, with an increase of 9,864 employed people driving the decline, South Carolina experienced its third largest month-to-month gain in employment since 1976. The number of individuals employed in February totaled 1,961,103. The unemployed group fell by 4,137, down to a level of 196,746.
Nationally, the unemployment rate remained flat at 8.3 percent in February.
You can read the SC Department of Employment and Workforce's full news release on South Carolina's jobs below, as well as Horry Counties unemployment rate since 1990.